I switched to Mac from Windows back in 2010 and in general the experience has been really good, but I’ve missed what were my two favourite Windows apps - Delphi and MS Access, neither of which have Mac versions. I’ve programmed in Pascal since about 1983, and I’ve been using Access since version 1.
I recently got the genius idea of installing Windows 10 on my immediate previous iMac, which I replaced as my main desktop machine in 2016, using Boot Camp. I was then able to install Access, since I already subscribe to Office, and I downloaded the Community edition of Delphi, which is free.
My experience has been brilliant. There’s a bit of a lag using Bluetooth input devices, but I found an old wired Logitech trackball (I prefer trackballs to mice). In the last couple of months I’ve probably spent more time on Windows than MacOS, but at least I’m still on Apple hardware!
I’m currently working on a book catalog application, which I previously had running on FileMaker. The new version is benefitting from being able to write code. I’ve always had trouble getting my head around the way FileMaker does things…